Workshops

Accelerating Market Adoption of PV Technology – Tuesday April 16, 8:30am-4:30pm – Hyatt Baltimore Room

Solar3.0LogoIf you are in the solar PV business, or work in a city that would like to grow its local solar industry, we invite you to participate in a one-day workshop, “Accelerating Market Adoption of Photovoltaic Technology.” The program is offered free of charge by Solar 3.0, an activity of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative.


Solar Roofing Best Practices – Wednesday April 17, 1:30 pm-3:15 pm – Baltimore Convention Center Room 312

QuickMountPVQuick Mount PV will be hosting this workshop at no cost. Roof penetrations are potentially a tremendous liability for solar installers. In this presentation we discuss how to follow important roofing best practices to maintain roof warranties, protect the roof, and reduce installer liability. Various mounting and flashing methods for composition/asphalt shingle residential roofs. The following will be covered in the workshop: Quick Mount PV background, past mount systems revisited, problems in the industry, solar roofing best practices, and Quick Mount PV products.


The Fundamentals of Electric Transportation Workshop - Saturday April 20, 9am-5pm – Hyatt Board Room

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Chevy Volt parked outside the Denver Convention Center at the WREF 2012

Electric and hybrid electric vehicles (EVs and HEVs) offer dramatic advances in sustainability, especially when combined with solar electricity. Unfortunately, the public discourse surrounding these vehicles is often clouded by mis- and disinformation. Automotive engineer Dave Erb has over 25 years of experience with power train electrification, from transit buses to race cars. This workshop is designed to cut through the fog, illuminating both the advantages of EVs and the challenges inherent in their design and adoption. Though mostly technical in nature, the workshop also considers electric transportation in a societal context.

The cost of this workshop will be only $75, which is a great deal for a full day of instruction by one of the best in the business.